Sunday, May 3

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Schedule

What Happened to Becky Acorn?

Ongoing Saturday and Sunday

Brandeis student Becky Acorn has vanished. You and your team will search Becky's Google Drive to find clues, solve puzzles and work together to discover what really happened.

This collaborative investigative research game is designed for teams of 2 or 3 players. Gameplay lasts an hour and a half. All you need to play is Internet access, an email address and a Zoom account; game designers Aaron Fischer '19 and Raphael Stigliano '19 will supply you with the rest. Join a team. For single-player versions of the game, please contact Raphael Stigliano via the sign-up form.

Follow along on the Becky Acorn Facebook eventRated PG for content including substance abuse and family tragedy.

Ongoing

Musicians, dancers, poets, MCs, DJs, music lovers of all ages: If you've ever heard a musician performing with a loop machine or seen Bobby McFerrin leading Circle Songs, you know what fun it can be to perform with audio loops. Join multi-instrumentalist, composer and conductor Joel Sindelar to help create a Living Room Fest video and music loop library, and then play with the results.  

How to prepare.  Joel says, "You will need: headphones; two internet-ready devices such as a phone, laptop or tablet; the instrument or noisemaker of your choice; your rhythm and your creativity."

How it works. First, watch Joel's short video introduction. Then select a "seed" track from the YouTube playlist and use it as a baseline to record short audio/video layers of vocals, percussion, electronic music, etc. Then upload your finished layers to the upload Dropbox or share them via Google drive or other transfer app to joel.sindelar@gmail.com. Joel will combine the loops into aggregate video clips and post them back to the YouTube playlist. You can then use those files to build, splice, edit and overdub into longer song and video creations.

UPDATE ON MONDAY, MAY 4: Thank you to everyone who sent in tracks! Joel is working on the collection  and will post the curated collection to his YouTube channel tonight. We'll post an announcement to Arts at Brandeis on Facebook and Twitter, and to CreateAtBrandeis on Instagram. 

Questions? Email Joel. 

Have fun!

LIVE: Peter Gould: Meditation and Song

Noon-12:20 p.m.

This LIVE program will take place on Zoom. Meeting ID: 608 039 4320. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Ingrid Pabon

LIVE: Warm Up With the Brandeis Ballet Club

RESCHEDULED TO 2 - 2:45 p.m.

Stretch and do a ballet-inspired warm up with members of the Brandeis Ballet Club! No previous ballet experience needed, and perfect for any age. Led by Polina Potochevska ’20.

How to prepare: Polina says, “Clear a space where you can stretch. A chair, couch or wall can be used as a makeshift barre.”

Check out the Brandeis Ballet Club's work on Facebook and Instagram.

This LIVE program will take place on Zoom.

UPDATE posted May 1, 10:30 a.m.

New link to Zoom meeting. This link replaces the previously posted link,

Meeting ID: 997-5695-7112. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Sam Forman. 

12:30-1:15 p.m.
 
Join artist Shterna Goldbloom in fine-tuning your selfie techniques during these selfie-necessary times. Shterna will talk about some of the self-portraits from her show “Ich Bin Di Sitra Achra (I Am the Other)”  in the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis, presented by the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Artist Program.

The workshop will cover angles, lighting and playing with props. Please bring whatever objects you want to incorporate into your photo, large pieces of fabric such as a tablecloth or sheet, and your most fabulous unworn outfits. Don’t forget a camera of some kind, including the camera in your phone! 

Goldbloom’s wistful photographic self-portraits bridge memories and experiences of the artist’s own Hasidic upbringing, with historical and invented personae. As the artist transforms herself in each composed image through dress, posture and setting, her photographs come together to present a singular but complicated expression of self as a queer Jewish woman.

This LIVE program will take place on Zoom. Meeting ID: 608 039 4320. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Ingrid Pabon
LIVE: Learn to Tap Dance

1-1:45 p.m.

Beginner tap dance class designed for children ages 5-11 and open to people of all ages! No experience or tap shoes necessary. Taught by Brandeis Hooked On Tap co-presidents Rebecca Weiss '21 and Sonia Findling '22.

How to prepare: Rebecca says, “Please clear a small space to dance! Any footwear works.”

See Brandeis Hooked on Tap on Facebook and Instagram.

This LIVE program will take place on Zoom.

UPDATE posted on May 3, 12:30 pm

NEW Zoom meeting link. This information replaces the meeting link previously posted.  

Meeting ID: 962-5517-1528. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Sam Forman. 

LIVE: Let’s Get Sculpting! A Talk with the Brandeis Pottery Club

2-2:30 p.m.

Learn about sculpting, throwing, and more! Brandeis undergrad Celia Davis will show you some of her artwork and leave plenty of time for questions.

Find the Brandeis Pottery Club on Instagram.

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

PRERECORDED: Quarantine Virtual Choir

2 p.m.

Music major Ben Eisenstein ’20 talks about how he put together a virtual choir of more than 30 singers collaborating remotely, followed by choir's premiere, singing Ben's arrangement of Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek.”

This PRERECORDED program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. After it airs, it will be viewable on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook under VIDEOS.

3-3:30 p.m.
Rebecca Strauss gives an artist talk on an ongoing project in which she creates forms to inhabit the naturally occurring hollows found in tree roots and trunks. She will show her inspirations, her source images and previous works, then join you for a live Q&A and a brief look at her current studio setup. Rebecca is the studio technician in the Department of Fine Arts and holds an MFA in sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Find Rebecca on Instagram  and Facebook

UPDATED 5/3 AT 1:30 PM. This LIVE program will be streamed on Zoom. NEW Zoom meeting link. Join the Zoom meeting if you'd like to talk live with Rebecca.

It will also be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

LIVE: Dancing the Everyday

3-3:30 p.m.

An interactive, contemporary take on Indian classical dance, with a focus on storytelling and foundational movements. Dancers: Smitha Radhakrishnan, Divya Satishchandra, Kavya Prasad, and Gowri Vijayakumar, assistant professor of sociology and member of the NATyA Dance Collective.

Check out NATyA at their website.

UPDATE posted on May 1, 10:30 am.

This LIVE program takes place on Zoom. NEW Zoom meeting link. This information replaces the meeting link previously posted.  

 Meeting ID: 926-8422-9629. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Ingrid Pabon

LIVE: Christian Gentry: Cove

4-4:30 p.m.

Christian Gentry PhD '12 aka Maribo, presents “Cove,” an indeterminate electronic improvisation and meditation. When not performing and composing, Christian co-parents (and currently homeschools) two children with Laci, his hospice-social-worker wife, and is assistant professor of music at Framingham State University.

How to prepare: Christian says, “It helps to have good headphones.”

Check out Christian's work on Bandcamp and Instagram.

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

LIVE: Adina Ora

4-4:15 p.m.

Family-friendly original music by singer-songwriter Adina (Ora) Weinberger ’21. Adina Ora has performed at Sidewalk Cafe, and has two albums available on Spotify, iTunes and YouTube. Adina sings about life, love, and faith with an acoustic sound.

Listen to more of Adina's work on Spotify.

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Bob Nieske has worked with Jimmy Giuffre, the Either/Orchestra, George Russell and Stephane Grappelli. As bassist, composer and bandleader, his projects include a suite for his jazz trio, and the Lydian String Quartet, documented on his critically acclaimed CD “Simplicity”. He is director of the Brandeis Jazz Ensemble and an artist in residence in music at New England Conservator

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

LIVE: A Concert! Live in Lizzy's Living Room

5-5:45 p.m.

Music major Lizzy Hilliard '22 will deliver original music both new and old from her living room to yours, and discuss the creative process behind each song. An expert on ukulele, Lizzy crafts stories in her music that anyone can relate to.

Listen to Lizzy’s new full-length album on Spotify, and find her on Instagram.

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

PRERECORDED: Mozart, Delibes and Bernstein Vocal Duets

6-6:15 p.m.

Kristen Watson, soprano and Krista River, mezzo-soprano, both vocal instructors in the Brandeis Department of Music, are joined by pianist Stephen Porter for a series of operatic and musical theater duets, recorded and spliced together from each of their personal living rooms!

Program:
"Sull'aria," from Le Nozze di Figaro, by W.A. Mozart
"Flower Duet," from Lakme, by Leo Delibes
"A Boy Like That" from West Side Story, by Leonard Bernstein

Link to translations of the two operatic duets (PDF).

This PRERECORDED program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. After it airs,  it will be viewable on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook under VIDEOS.

PRERECORDED: Who Murdered Marie-Joelle: Part 3 (Finale)

6-6:25 p.m.

Jared Povitsi, an undergrad student from a prestigious Connecticut college (it starts with a 'Y'...), has his interest piqued by the murder of six-year-old pageant queen Marie-Joelle Birdie. He takes a journey to the Birdies' home in Briley County, West Illihoma, to interview locals, family friends, and an intense pageant coach to try and solve this case—and make his first podcast. With a pending arson case in the county, a community theatre vying for local press, and a whole lot of Evangelical influence, Jared quickly gets wrapped up in the chaos of the mystery and the ways it has changed the people of Briley County. A parody of and commentary on our national fascination with the true crime genre, this three-part serial is conceived, written and edited by Andrew Child '19 and features work by Liz Eacmen, Karina Wen '20, Sara Kenney '18, Jamie Semel '17, Ethan Child, Percy Child, and Francis Xavier Norton. Incidental music composed and performed by Emily Politi '19. "Light ‘im Up" and "Daniel Owens’ Requiem" composed and performed by Juliana Joy Child.

This program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

Part one premieres on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook on Friday, May 1, 6 p.m. Part two premieres on Saturday, May 2, 6 p.m. After they air, all segments will be available on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook under VIDEOS.

Content advisory: References to murder, incarceration, and the death penalty, mentions of violence against a child, brief description of gore in Part 1, gun shot sound effect in Part 3.

6-6:30 p.m.

Barbara Cassidy and Eric Chasalow are singer-songwriters in the American folk tradition whose recordings include “Ford Hill Road.” In 2015, The Barbara Cassidy Band took first place in the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriters Contest for "Anna's Song-Shohola, 1864." When not performing, Barbara Cassidy, MA '98, P'21, is associate director of centers and initiatives and external relations at the International Business School, and Eric Chasalow, P'21, is the Irving G. Fine Professor of Music and the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Barbara and Eric run the independent music label Suspicious Motives Records.

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

LIVE: Andrew Agress: Improv Workshop

7-7:45 p.m.

Looking to learn more about improvisational comedy and theater? Try some improv basics and get advanced tips with Andrew Agress '17. Get on your feet (or stay seated!) and improvise some scenes. Open to all experience levels, whether you've performed several shows or the most improv you've done is to say words without planning them. Recommended for ages 10 to 100.

Find Andrew's Twitter here.

This LIVE program will take place on Zoom. Meeting ID: 608 039 4320. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Ingrid Pabon

LIVE: Two Shekel Swing Solo Show

8-8:30 p.m.

Join Yoni Battat '13 for an intimate solo show in which he will reimagine the sounds of his four-piece Yiddish Jazz band, Two Shekel Swing, using just his violin, his voice, and his computer! Yoni, a Boston-based performer and teacher, plays viola and violin in a variety of different styles and traditions, including classical, jazz, folk, Middle Eastern, salsa and (of course) klezmer.

Check out Yoni's YouTube channel.

This LIVE program will be streamed on the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook. Go to Facebook.com and click on WATCH, then type the name of the program in the search bar. After it airs, it will be viewable on the live videos section of the Arts Brandeis page on Facebook.

LIVE: John Proctor Is the Villain

8-10 p.m.

In this new play by Kimberly Belflower, a high school class in Appalachian Georgia explores the American classic “The Crucible.” The assignment becomes uncomfortably relevant as scandal swirls in the community, but in the upheaval, five young women find their own definitions of feminism. A question and answer session will follow the reading.

Directed by Rose Freudberg ’20. Stage manager: Caylie Jeruchimowitz ’23. Cast: Haia R’nana Bchiri ’20, Caitlin Crane-Moscowitz ’20, Zack Garrity ’20, Rachel Greene ’20, Kat Lawrence ’21, Emily Pollack ’21, Ryan Sands ’19, Gabe Walker ’19, and Eliana Weiss ’21.

Parental guidance suggested.

This LIVE program will take place on Zoom. Meeting ID: 608 039 4320. For domestic and international call-in numbers, please email Ingrid Pabon